Surf Meets Turf
Starting soon, all the cool kids at the beach — the surfers and the volleyball players — will be coming together to teach everyone how to better take care of our coastlines and waterways. Through the “AVP Serve & Protect America’s Beaches Program,” the Surfrider Foundation and Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) are teaming up for the 2012 – 2013 seasons to educate players and fans on how to preserve an environment we all love so much. The program will kick off at inaugural tour events — the AVP Cincinnati Open and 2012 AVP Championships — in Ohio and Santa Barbara, CA.
“These amazing pro beach volleyball athletes spend countless hours on our beaches training and playing, and conditions such as restricted access and pollution affect them just as it would any other beachgoer,” said Alexis Henry, Surfrider Foundation’s Communications Manager. “By partnering with the AVP, we hope to increase our activist network and continue protecting our coastlines and waterways.”
“The beach is where we do business … it’s our players’ office space, and fans’ playground,” explained AVP owner Donald Sun. “This strategic partnership marks a huge a first step in establishing our proactive beach environmental initiatives nationwide, and we’ll actively encourage our players, sponsors, business partners, and fans to join us in lending their support to such a vital organization and cause.”
For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, start hangin’ at surfrider.org. And if you’d like to check out the first two events and support the “AVP Serve & Protect America’s Beaches Program,” see the schedule below or visit avp.com.